Certain individuals and law firms have established and funded scholarships to be presented for excellence in specific fields of law and/or outstanding academic achievement or need. Students who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are automatically considered.
The following scholarships vary in amount and criteria and are awarded annually through the Office of Financial Aid:
The Christopher Bannerman '98 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This award was established by the family and friends of Christopher Bannerman '98, who died tragically in a car accident. It is awarded to a law student who is enrolled in the evening program, is in the top one-third of their class, with strong preference to a student who works in law enforcement, and has financial need.
Judge Edgar Bassick III Endowed Scholarship
The Judge Edgar Bassick III Scholarship is awarded to a second or third year law student demonstrating outstanding academic ability with a concentration of study in the area of children and family law. The student must have enrolled or committed to enroll in a clinical or externship experience focusing on family law and representation of children.
Terence H. Benbow Endowed Scholarship
The Terence H. Benbow Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dean Benbow. The scholarship is awarded to a law student demonstrating financial need and is in the top 50 percent of their class.
The CATIC Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The CATIC Foundation Endowed Scholarship is awarded to law students who are to enter their final year and who have demonstrated interest and outstanding scholarship in the field of real property law.
Edward Cerasia II Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Edward Cerasia II Scholarship is awarded to a second- or third-year law student with financial need and a law school record of outstanding academic achievement. Preference may be given to students with a particular interest in the field of employment and/or labor law.
The James R. DeFonce '80 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The James R. DeFonce Scholarship is awarded to a third-year law student who has demonstrated outstanding advocacy on behalf of the disabled through a paper or other project deemed appropriate.
The Samuel A. Gilliland Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Samuel A. Gilliland Scholarship was established to honor his memory with the hope that awards from this scholarship fund will help perpetuate Mr. Gilliland's accomplishments as an attorney through achievements of law students. The awards will be made to law students who have successfully completed their first year of law school.
The Fannie and Samuel Glickstein Memorial Scholarship
The Fannie and Samuel Glickstein Memorial Scholarship Fund awards tuition scholarships to law students. First and second year full-time students and first-, second- and third-year part-time students are eligible.
The John L. Hanny '93 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The John L. Hanny Memorial Scholarship Award is awarded to a second- or third-year law student with consistently good scholastic achievement as demonstrated by an average of 3.0 or better, demonstrated interest in a field outside the legal profession and financial need.
The Linda Ilkowitz Memorial Scholarship
The Linda Ilkowitz Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a law student demonstrating outstanding academic ability and is enrolled in the evening division.
IOLTA Scholarships (Interest on Lawyer's Trust Accounts Program) are based on merit and financial need and are awarded to continuing students in accordance with the Connecticut Bar Foundation's Guidelines for Law School Scholarships. The selection criteria, number of recipients, and the award amounts vary from year to year based upon the allocation of funds. Students will be notified of their eligibility in the fall semester.
The IOLTA program was established by the Legislature in 1984 to assist in the delivery of legal services to the poor. The Connecticut Bar Foundation was charged with the responsibility of receiving and distributing the interest generated from the lawyers' trust accounts. In 1989, IOLTA became a mandatory program and was amended to include scholarships for needy students attending law schools in Connecticut.
The Marci Karbane '94 Memorial Endowed Award of Courage
The Marci Karbane Award of Courage Scholarship was created by the family, friends, classmates, and colleagues of Marci Karbane. It is awarded to a returning law student who has demonstrated persistence, courage, and strength in overcoming obstacles in the face of adversity.
The Koskoff Fellowship Endowed Scholarship
The Koskoff Fellowship Scholarship is awarded to provide law students with a learning experience. The Fellow is expected to meet with students, formal and informal settings, over a two day period including a lecture session with students.
The Sandra and Martin Lax Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Sandra and Martin Lax Scholarship is awarded to a second or third year law student demonstrating outstanding academic ability with a focus on or interest in working to protect the interests of children in family law matters such as custody, visitation, and child support.
The R. LoRicco Family Endowed Scholarship
The R. LoRicco Family Scholarship was established by Richard A. LoRicco, Sr. Esq., in appreciation of the excellent legal education his sons, Richard A. LoRicco, Jr. Esq. '86 and Ronald J. LoRicco, Esq. '89, received at the Quinnipiac University School of Law. The scholarship is made to a law student in good academic standing with financial need.
The Thurgood Marshall Endowed Scholarship
The Justice Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Award is in honor of the late Justice Thurgood Marshall. The award is funded by contributions from individuals, law firms, and corporations, and is awarded to a needy student of color who has demonstrated an interest in the field of civil rights.
The Gerard McEnery '83 & Robert Messey '94 Endowed Scholarship
The Gerard McEnery & Robert Messey scholarship is awarded to law students who have successfully completed the first year of law school, and may be used until that student has completed course work toward the degree.
The Oaklawn Foundation Scholarship
The Oaklawn Foundation Scholarship is presented to a law student with good scholastic achievement and demonstrated financial need.
Brian D. Osar Memorial Scholarship
The Brian D. Osar Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a second or third year law student with a strong commitment to the law school community, good academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.
Lynne Pantalena Endowed Scholarship
The Lynne Pantelena Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a female student entering law school following a minimum of at least two years after completing her undergraduate education.
Pollina Family Endowed Scholarship
The Pollina Family Scholarship was established by Robert B. Pollina, in memory of his father and mother, Charles and Frances Pollina, his sister Ann, and his brother Michael. His son, Steven M. Pollina, Esq. '93, is a graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law. It is awarded to a second or third year student with consistently good academic achievement and a strong interest in family law, particularly protecting children's rights and issues of child abuse.
The Anna Provorny Endowed Scholarship
The Anna Provorny Scholarship is awarded to a third year law student with a G.P.A. of 2.8 or better, who is enrolled in the Civil Clinic or has been involved in significant community service.
School of Law Endowed Scholarship Fund
The School of Law Endowed Scholarship Fund is awarded to a returning law student with financial need.
School of Law Dean Brad Saxton 2L Scholarship
The Dean Brad Saxton 2L scholarship was established by the friends and colleagues of Dean Saxton as a tribute to his service to the school and the greater legal community. The scholarship will be awarded to a law student in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students who were overlooked for a scholarship in their first year.
The Morris and Molly Shaiman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Morris and Molly Shaiman Memorial Scholarship was established by the family, friends, and business associates of alumnus Milton Shaiman, Esq. '81, in honor and in memory of his parents, Morris and Molly Shaiman. It is awarded to law students with good scholastic achievement and demonstrated financial need.
The Silver, Golub and Teitell Endowed Scholarship
The Silver, Golub and Teitell Scholarship was established by the New Canaan Law Firm of Silverberg, Marvin, and Swaim, P.C., in honor of Richard Silver, David Golub, and Jay Sandak, in appreciation of their law firm's involvement with Quinnipiac University School of Law. The scholarship is awarded to a first-year law student who demonstrates the intellectual promise and qualities that would be a credit to the legal profession. Preference is given to students interested in family law.
The Myron B. Sokolowski Endowed Scholarship
The Myron B. Sokolowski Scholarship was established by Deanna B. Sokolowski in his memory. This scholarship is awarded to a full or part-time law student who possesses a scientific background, with preference given to a student with an advanced degree in science and has demonstrated financial need.
The Spears Family Endowed Scholarship
The Spears Family Endowed Scholarship was established by Brian Spears '92 and his father, William. This scholarship is awarded annually to a law student with financial need.
The Mary Moers Wenig Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Mary Moers Wenig Endowed Scholarship Fund is awarded to a second or third year law student dedicated to the advancement of one or more of the following fields: women and the law; family law and marital property; elder law; trusts and estates and estate planning; or probate law. The recipient's interest and/or accomplishment(s) in one or more of these subject areas may be demonstrated by relevant work experience; noteworthy performance in related class work, clinics or externships; and/or legal scholarship or legislative activity.
The Wiggin and Dana Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Wiggin and Dana Endowed Scholarship Fund is awarded to first year law students with financial need and a record of outstanding professional or academic achievement.